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Raymond George Decker was American priest. Achievements include research in on the influence of religion on American law; research in in historical sources of the United States Constitution. Recipient Gabriel award, National Catholic Broadcasters, 1965, Shallo Philosophy prize, University Santa Clara, 1952.

Background

Decker, Raymond George was born on September 6, 1930 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Charles Daniel Decker and Helen Cuffe Hoagland.

Education

Bachelor of Science Political Science cum laude, Santa Clara University, 1952. AB Philosophy, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, California, 1954. Master of Divinity Pastoral Theology, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, California, 1958.

Doctor of Philosophy Law and Theology with distinction, University California, Berkeley, 1974.

Career

Associate pastor St. Joseph's Parish, Alameda, California, 1958—1959. Social science teacher Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland, 1959—1961. Associate pastor St. Agnes Parish, San Francisco, 1961—1966.

Executive secretary priests' senate Archdiocese San Francisco, 1966—1969. Associate professor Christian ethics St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, California, 1973—1974. Assistant dean Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1974—1977.

Director research and planning Archdiocese San Francisco, 1978—1980. Executive director Hospice Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, California, 1980—1982. Consultant on public policy Diocese Oakland, 1982—1985.

Pastor Sacred Heart Parish, Olema, 1985—1995, retired, 1995. Visiting scholar Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977—1978. Guest scholar Egyptian Center for Social and Criminological Research, Cairo, 1975.

Regent Franciscan School Theology, Berkeley, California, since 2000. Board directors Freitas Foundation, San Rafael, California.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in on the influence of religion on American law. Research in in historical sources of the United States Constitution.

Membership

Board directors St. Joseph Center for Social Change, Santa Rosa, California, since 2000, Rural Food Program, Occidental, since 2000. Board regents Franciscan School Theology, Berkeley.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Active in various politiccal action groups.

Connections

father:
Charles Daniel Decker Helen

mother:
Helen